The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant is blunt: the thought of going to annual conference fills him with dread, because of what it portends for the future.
Christians aren’t all cut from the same cloth as some would have others believe, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant in an open letter to his non-churchgoing neighbors.
The Rev. Richard Lowell Harris reflects on the state of world in light of the recent attacks in western Europe and elsewhere.
Attempts to explain the Holy Trinity are not only difficult, they’re impossible, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. It’s much wiser to let God deal with it.
My dearest John:
The “neighborhood” of Fred Rogers — himself a Presbyterian minister — contributes insights to Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant’s understanding of Pentecost.
The recent murders of two men on a Portland, Ore., commuter train by a man who was harassing a teen-ager and her Muslim friend wearing a hijab raises an important question. In a time where sectarian violence is becoming more common, is being a Good Samaritan more dangerous than ever before? In risking our lives to save others are we risking too much, putting some in unnecessary jeopardy because our sense of civic decency and religious pride cannot ignore a man with mental illness? It’s a tough question to decide, in an instant, for what offensive behaviors one is willing to die.
In a modern parable with a satiric bite, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant imagines the current state of United Methodism as a kind of Pentecost.
In observing Aldersgate Day — the commemoration of John Wesley’s conversion — the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant longs to renew the traditions found in the 1948 Book of Discipline.
A poetic reflection on the Manchester bombing.